Humanchild, the Waif from Fae
The only name she knows is Humanchild. She was abducted to Faerie when she was seven as a curiosity. After a time, the fae lost interest in her and she was left to fend for herself in the fae city of Caer Glengoran. Her clothing soon wore out and for many years she lurked, naked, fending for herself. She became psychic, able to see when bad (or good, although most were bad) things were about to happen. She learned to go invisible, to heal herself, to fly when touching a horizontal surface which allowed her to scurry across water, and to empathically sense other people. Once she found a belt knife and sheath but couldn't wear it without losing all her psychic abilities. It was as if she had suddenly gone blind and deaf, and she immediately abandoned the belt knife. Apparently all of her psychic abilities were only active when she was nude.
(This is meant to be another entry into The Menagerie of Madness, but I don't know how to link it in. Any help appreciated.)
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This has a very old fae tone about it, combined with some of the more banal tastes from japan animie and modern fantasy work. The idea that a woman (person) could be given denied touch to something common and mortal is one of the older themes in the farie myths I have read and remember. But a naked sixteen year old (looking) girl who flys across the water and suffers from a near supernatural shyness...that has japanimie written all over it.
I could see this certainly holding a parties attention and being ground for much discussion. A fun quest NPC or red herring.
Is law enforcement after her for being naked?
No. In my campaign world, we have a very relaxed nudity taboo. Catfolk and Wolfkind commonly wear nothing but utility gear, some of the indigenous races, such as the Wind Children, wear nothing at all, and, in the slave countries, slaves wear what their master tells them to.
A nice submission. Especially liked the ability to float/crawl across the water. That is pretty neat.
An interesting npc to accompany the traveling snake oil salesman and draw a nice crowd of interested onlookers.
Perhaps seeing some plot hooks added to the sub would make for a nice enhancement?
Not a bad submission, but I'm not really sure how I would use it. I like the denied touch aspect that Axle commented on, but I wish the powers she had were given a background as Fae gifts.